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The Battle for Portland

The active presence of federal troops in Portland, Oregon sparked an increase in violence and protests just as the mayor said things had been calming down. Now President Donald Trump is promising to send troops to other large cities, ostensibly to put down the violence but critics say it is an election ploy designed to trigger reaction from protestors and increase support from the president's base.

Join us for a conversation with journalist Robert Evans for an on-the-scene report from Portland on the ongoing confrontations in that city—and their implications nationwide.

Robert Evans has worked as a conflict journalist in Iraq and Ukraine and reported extensively on far-right extremist groups in the United States. He's particularly interested in the ways terrorist groups recruit, radicalize and communicate through the Internet.

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Main photo by Tito Texidor III

August 7, 2020

United States

Speakers
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Robert Evans
Investigative Journalist, @bellingcat; Author, A Brief History of Vice; Twitter @IwriteOK
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Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," TV and Radio; Member, The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host
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John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host
Format

noon–1 p.m. (Pacific Time) program